HC Deb 11 March 1864 vol 173 c1825

said, that as the House was to rise next Friday, it would be for the convenience of hon. Members to know what would be the course of business during the week. Did the Chancellor of the Exchequer mean to proceed with the Government Annuities Bill next Thursday? [Mr. GLADSTONE signified assent.] In that case would there be time to take the Penal Servitude Bill before Easter?


said, that it would of course depend on the length of the debate on the Government Annuities Bill whether the Penal Servitude Bill would be taken next Thursday. He would not, of course, bring it on at a late hour.